From festivals perched atop rugged cliff tops to sailing regattas and celebrations of local produce, the North Cornwall social calendar is bursting with vibrant local events. Check out our top picks.
The Belly and Swelly Sessions
Baby Bay, Polzeath, 13 July
The Belly and Swelly Sessions take place on Baby Bay and is set to be a day full of fun and laughter in the waves. There will be a belly board competition, a fancy dress swell board session, live acoustic music and food supplied by the Taco Boys. There's even an after party at the Rum Bar.
Padstow to Rock Swim
Padstow, 14 July
This scenic charity swim started in the 70's and raises money for Marie Curie. The one-mile course runs from Padstow across the Camel Estuary to Rock. The swim offers competent swimmers the unique opportunity of a one-mile open water swim in the popular Camel Estuary under controlled conditions.
Camel Sailing Week
Rock, 27 July & 10 August
The highlight of the sailing year, Junior Camel Week (27 - 31 July) and Camel Week (10 - 15 August) are run by Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club. The estuary will be full of sailors from near and far competing in various races throughout the week, making the most of Rock's varied and challenging venue.
St Endellion Summer Music Festival
St Endellion, 30 July - 09 August
The 61st summer festival brings together a wide range of musicians from all over the world to perform opera, choral, orchestral, chamber and recital concerts in the intimate atmosphere of St Endellion Church.
The Point Beer & Music Festival
Polzeath, 02 & 03 August
In its sixth year The Point Beer Festival celebrates locally produced beers and ales. With live music provided by local bands, it's the perfect opportunity to sample Tarquin's Gin, Knightor Wines and of course the ales and beers of St Austell Brewery.
Boardmasters Surf & Music Festival
Watergate Bay, Newquay, 07 - 11 August
Perched on the cliffs overlooking Watergate Bay, the Boardmasters site is one of the most scenic festival backdrops around. With an action-packed line-up of surfing and international music acts, you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere during the day and party into the night as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean.
Polzeath, 16 & 17 August
At Sky Bar, fresh cocktails, DJs, live music, great food and stunning views come together to create the perfect aprés sea party atmosphere. Sky Bar tours around and will be located at The Point at Polzeath for Funkin Disco Friday on 16 August and Beach House Saturday on 17 August.
Fisherman's Friends - Platt gigs
Port Isaac - throughout summer
The natural amphitheatre of Port Isaac beach provides the back-drop to these informal gigs. On Friday nights the Fisherman's Friends gather on the Platt (harbour) to sing the sea shanties that have made them famous.
If you'd like to join us for any of these summer events, we can help you find the perfect base. Take a look at our availability here or give our friendly team a call on 01208 869090.